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i'm christine wonderwall come to the news africa i'm glad you're cheering did we begin in sudan where days off to omar al bashir has all stepped people are still protesting the country's military rule is off facing pressure from demonstrators and western governments to hand power to and new civilian government but sheer old sedan with an iron fist for thirty years before he was finally overthrown by the military last week off to mass protests that have rocked the country since december . they have been here since the six of april and they're not ready to give up protesters have encircled the defense ministry the intelligence headquarters and the presidential residence in ca too they want to civilian government not the announce a couple of the military command council isn't enough. on friday the former right hand off also president bashir defense minister i want moment even though we've
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stepped down as the head of the transitional council after only one day as head of state. and two days later on sunday the army finally in the once away statement of a possible transition to civilian government whatever the matter with your god we want from you and we wish that everybody reaches an agreement in a short period of time we need to find in agree on an independent and a national figure to become prime minister. no timeline given no names in the ring the role of the army remains unclear instead the appointment of another military figure to a key position. the most out of them is the appointment of a new intelligence chief. booka mistah. on
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monday five thousand people blocked an attempt by the army to break up of the protest camp outside the defense ministry this after the army brought in trek tos to remove the barricades. in the fall off amal bashir is the latest in a wave of changes sweeping away many off africa's longest serving rule is just days before bashir was pushed out of office abilities bush to fake off algeria was ousted off to weeks of protests the military eventually turned on the eighty two year old and he was forced to resign after nearly two decades in power before which a fico was zimbabwe's rabbit mugabe who was removed from office in twenty seventeen off to thirty four years the difference here is there were no protests at least not the kind we've seen in algeria and so done but it's the military was instrumental in helping the faction of mugabe's party that profit his alstom now among africa's
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remaining long serving the leaders all paul b. of cameroon the eighty six year old one lost his presidential election with and with thirty seven years in office is currently the longest ruling non royal dida in the world uganda's un with seventy trails not too far behind at thirty three is in office now my guest today wrote an opinion piece he titled africa extinction of the dinosaurs in the article published in all africa dumisani malaya sais it's the end of an era for african dictators the journalist and political commentator joins me now from zimbabwe's capital. welcome to. africa mr mayor we've seen a pass in here of military intervention. in terms of these long ruling leaders and you've written that elections in many countries in africa are a militia raid so for the countries that are still holding these long really need
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protests and then military intervention looking like the only way change can come about in these countries. is the phenomena of military intervention in this country is in this african countries as we have seen in zimbabwe in algeria in the sudan it's fundamentally the products of a failed electoral process is failed to look for systems. of people have been given so many opportunities to vote and tried to express themselves and should change in their countries those systems failed them and as a result you see in the intervention of the military in. algeria in zimbabwe before that and now in sudan is primarily because. they seized the electoral process is not related to mates they are made
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a sharp raid and the people when they fail to fight the expressions of all those processes they end up to bring up with the military in order to effect change ok but you sort of alluded in that opinion piece you sort of the lids to teaming up with the military to bar you would see as as an unconstitutional removal of the dictators and then you say that that makes the transition from dictatorship to democracy complicated are you saying that that's what we've seen in algeria and sudan and what is the prospect of democracy for these countries. yeah it makes it very complicated because when the military gets involved in the politics to begin with is undemocratic it's unconstitutional although it is desirable because most of these people are in forces with the military to overthrow a dictator as they would have been signed the electoral process is a failing there will be in her purse she failed leadership and failed economic polices for a long time so they end up. in the process of teaming up with the military you
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create a new problem because when you overthrow the constitution in the overthrow of the dictator has now you three is a huge challenge of how do you sort of station from due to. democrats are. very very different to democratic institutions when they get involved in politics they will do things the way they are nor best which is the we. are we is my first thing is for the prison to be the zimbabwe. that are made but to heavily militarized that is why you are having a very difficult transition because the military is sort of it's not a democratic institution and they would really want to ensure democratic procedure remember in the first place they involved primarily because they wanted to solve a. problem. with their positions right and. so they were not in the first place to democratize the process so that his experience is because of the real reason why they were involved in the first place which was to
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save themselves preserve ok mr mann i want to get to my other question here and that is in this piece that i'm referencing you talk about now being this full of dictators this is this is the end of the era you say and i'm i'm wondering why use years so adamant up now being the time given the fact that we've seen dictators in other countries for libya for example why you adamant about now being the time. now how does it become the time for dictators to really watch because there's a new dynamic that is great one day the new dynamic is people power if you look at just see if you wanted to break through the arab spring you saw a wave of uprising is in north africa into the middle east the people are taking the power in to be on on his to confront the details so one of them i'm in egypt two was a long serving dictator i was and by that he was overthrown during that period and
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we also saw the same situation happening in tunisia so when people begin to feel that they can be able to effect a change through uprisings through the street the politics of the streets about them through the bylaws that introduce a new dynamic and that new die many people dynamic was playing itself out in zimbabwe algeria and also don so it is clear that we now have different kinds of politics who bring in kind of political playing also in africa and about is written in dictators across the kind of maybe remaining in power. journalist and political commentator. from how that is the thank you. it's a month since. the south east africa the storm killed more than one thousand people in mozambique some bubbly and andrus of people are still missing as a result of the severe flooding that hit the region the world bank estimates that three million people are still suffering the ofter effects off the natural disaster one of the worst affected places was the port city of beirut it was i'm be i'll
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correspondent. with the may of a a man who is fighting a daily battle to overcome the emergency left by the storm and for his city. every day dovish the mongo does it too of a city inspecting the reconstruction of beirut with the destruction of saigon and the high still visible everywhere the mayor is determined to stay in close contact with the residents the man who is trying hard to party can't always help the mayor is part of an opposition party after the cyclon he strongly criticized the central government for its slow response the city's annual budget is only about thirteen million viewers it was real very difficult we went heating heating heating till they understood that they need us we need they need us we need them we need everybody that's why i spoke to the got us i spoke to the center and i told them
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that we need to join forces and i'm happy that they agreed with us. by now eight organizations active all over town the water supply has been restored to parts of the city have electricity again but they are also setbacks the number of malaria cases is on the rise and despite massive many stations mozambique has reported to more than three thousand five hundred color cases may seem angry meets eight workers in an improvised hospital i am gets an update on the situation and wants to know how he can help you have to talk to the people sensitized i mean you have to tell them how to avoid color they have to boil their drinking water the doctors working here there's still wiring because there's still some cases coming in and we need to stop it i hope we don't we are going to do that the most is about to myself and my team to be on the ground talking to the people advising them the care they need to do sure that we are going to stop it. the next problems are waiting so see
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my anger is hitting the road again full of optimism and drive despite the difficult situation until a challenge i feel rich. i feel that something has to be god and i feel as a person wants to do something. so i feel great and i feel. it is a blessing most choice the phrase dad this disaster eyes of his more joys my god the first child is when we were going to prison smugglers next week plan and i want a conference in may he wants to collect more aids money for the reconstruction of his city so the people of gray iraq and libya once again like they did before cycling he died. and that is it from africa you can catch all story on our website and facebook page we leave you now with images of the pretty old
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